Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid- Book review

Hello lovelies! Welcome to my first review of the year. Daisy Jones and the Six is one of my favourite book ever and I just adored it. Part of why I enjoyed it so much is because of the wonderful performance by the actors of the audiobook! I’m so glad I can take it everywhere with me and listen to it again and again at will. Without further ado let’s start with this review!

Title: Daisy Jones and The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixtiesBy the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies.

Review: 5 ROCK AND ROLLING (?) STARS

Plot:

Fantastic. The plot was fantastic. It was perfectly thought and well-executed and every moment felt important. It was riveting and heartbreaking at times and it kept me on edge. It was the perfect balance between happy moments, humour and hopes as well as sad moments, heartbreaking revelations and tragic paths. 

The format of the book was amazing and every character had its own voice and particular way of speaking. I have to say that the audiobook was the best rendition I have ever heard with a full cast with truly amazing voices. 

It was so well-thought and well-played by the actors that I felt like I was listening to a real documentary. I am so frustrated that the band is not real and that I’m not being able to listen to their songs, see their iconic performances and magazine covers. I did not expect to love it as much as I did but boy if I did!

Characters

A band of seven people feels like a lot to take in but the author perfectly managed to paint them all in such a unique way. I loved Billy’s charisma, Daisy’s passion, Graham’s kindness, Karen’s will, Eddie’s anger, Warren’s talent and Pete’s quiet. They were all fantastic and I will cherish these characters so much. I liked how all the other characters gravitated around them and all the different dynamics inside the group. The tentions felt palpable at times and I liked how their memories were flawed and imperfect; just like they were. None of them were perfect; far from it, but what they had was so unique and I feel grateful that we had a chance to hear their story. I think we all owe it all to Camilla to be honest. This book will stay with me for a very long time. 

Did you read this wonderful book? Do you like audiobooks? Let me know in the comments!

Karla xx

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